As the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series gets ready for the annual race at historic Darlington Raceway in South Carolina this weekend, how about Maine's connection to perhaps the most famous moment in seven decades of racing at that track.

It's the spring of 2003.

Newburgh, Maine native Craven was driving the famous #32 Tide car for owner Cal Wells. Kurt Busch was #97 car for owner Jack Roush.

The last lap of 400 miles or racing and it came down to Craven and Busch in what is still the closest finish in NASCAR Cup history (.002 seconds).

NOTE: It is interesting to note that Ricky Craven started the race in 31st position...It was his second and last win in the Cup series...Craven finished his 11 year Cup career in 2004...He now is an analyst for Fox Sports....This year's Darlington Southern 500 Cup race is Sunday at 6pm.

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